Featured writer: Logan from Blog Content Guild
If you’re a backpacker, caravanner, or even luxury travel enthusiast, Austin, Texas is a great place to visit for both short and long-term stays. You can get to the central Texas hill country by just about every transportation offered from jet charter to hitchhiking, except by boat. There are hostels, bare-bones to 5-star hotels, RV parks, camping lots, cozy inns and CouchSurfing options in and around Austin. There are many things that make Austin a traveler’s haven including great outdoor activities and live music shows and festivals.
Austin City Limits (ACL) is a fantastic music festival that ranks in the big 4, among Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. Even if you don’t spring for a wristband there are tons of off-site shows to catch. ACL usually happens around the end of September every year.
South By Southwest (SXSW) or as locals shorten it to, South-by, is a weeklong music, film and interactive event that takes over the city like a swarm. Rather than having one park-sized venue that has stages erected within parameters like ACL, SXSW brings music to every bar, coffee shop, restaurant, and street corner in town. Just land here with the other 100,000 visitors and see where the wind takes you.
The lake that cuts through the center of town runs 22 miles long and provides for fun activities like paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and, in designated areas, water skiing and wakeboarding.
The weather is extremely hot for the 6 months of summer, but creeks and rivers that flow through the hills, plus the lake provide a cool respite from the heat. Mild winters are a great draw for people who don’t like the cold.
Next time you’re wondering where to head for your travels in the United States, think about the traveler-friendly Capitol of Texas. The locals will welcome you with open arms and feed you lots of yummy tex-mex!
Logan works for the Blog Content Guild that helps ’brands educate and connect with new audiences’.